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Rockingham’s Charlotte Scott Marks to help kick off Down Syndrome Awareness Month in Times Square video

Charlotte Marks will be featured in a video played in Times Square in recogition of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Contributed photo

NEW YORK — Charlotte Scott Marks of Rockingham, North Carolina, will appear in the bright lights of Broadway on Saturday, Sept. 17, as part of the annual National Down Syndrome Society Times Square Video presentation.

The one-hour video of roughly 500 photographs includes children, teens, and adults with Down syndrome from all 50 states. These collective images promote the value, acceptance, and inclusion of people with Down syndrome in a very visible way.

The photo of Charlotte was selected from more than 2,400 entries in the NDSS worldwide call for photos. Her photo will be shown on two JumboTron screens in the heart of Times Square, thanks to the support of ClearChannel Outdoor. The two screens are located above Dos Caminos restaurant in Father Duffy Square. The presentation will be live streamed on the NDSS Facebook page from 9:30-10:30 a.m. ET on Sept. 17.


Charlotte is pictured in her cap and gown from her preschool graduation.

The Times Square Video presentation will be followed by the New York City Buddy Walk in Central Park. The flagship Buddy Walk has taken place in New York City since 1995 as part of the National Buddy Walk Program. Buddy Walk events are held in hundreds of cities across the country, as well as select international locations.

For more information about the New York City Buddy Walk on Sept. 17 or the National Buddy Walk Program please visit www.ndss.org.

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